Banana Baked Donuts

Are you tired of all the banana bread yet? Banana bread has been at the top of everyone’s baking lists during this quarantine (mine included! Check out my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe here) but there’s only so much banana bread a person can eat! I decided to take my overripe bananas in another direction, Banana Baked Donuts!

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These Banana Baked Donuts are moist and not too sweet. The glaze though, y’all, whoooooooop! These donuts are iced with a brown butter glaze that takes these little guys through the roof. These two are the perfect pair!

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Baked donuts are one of my favorite things to make because they are insanely versatile and so simple. You throw them in a mold (these silicone molds are my favorite by far), bake them, and they’re ready in no time. They are a great treat to make with kids, as well!

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Banana Baked Donuts with a brown butter glaze
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Banana Baked Donuts

Banana Baked Donuts with a brown butter glaze
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Keyword: baked donuts, banana, brown butter, brown butter glaze, donuts, glaze
Servings: 6 donuts

Ingredients

For Donuts:

  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (107 grams) brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 overripe bananas mashed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg

For Glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (113 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • milk or heavy cream as needed

Instructions

For Donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray your donut mold with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, light brown sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl mix the mashed bananas, melted butter, and egg. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix only until just combined. The batter will be thick.
  • Spoon the batter into the donut pan and place the donut pan on a cookie sheet.
  • Put the donuts into the pre-heated oven and bake for 17-20 minutes or until they spring back when lightly pressed.
  • Remove from oven allow and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove and allow to cool fully.

For Glaze:

  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan. It will start to foam and you will see orangy brown bits form at the bottom of the pan, this will take about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow the butter to cool slightly.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and whisk until no longer lumpy. If the glaze to too thick you can small amounts of milk or heavy cream.
  • Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze.

Banana Baked Donuts

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray your donut mold (I use this one) with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, light brown sugar, salt, and baking powder. Make sure there are no lumps of brown sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together mix the mashed bananas, melted butter, and the egg. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. The batter will be thick.
  4. Spoon the batter into the donut pan and place the donut pan on a cookie sheet.
  5. Put the donuts into the preheated oven and bake for 17-20 minutes or until they spring back when lightly pressed. I bake them for 10 minutes, turn the pan, and then continue baking.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and then remove from the mold and allow to cool fully.

Brown Butter Glaze

  1. Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan. It will start to foam and you will see orangy brown bits form at the bottom of the pan, this will take about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and allow the butter to cool slightly.
  3. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and whisk until no longer lumpy. If the glaze to too thick you can small amounts of milk or heavy cream.
  4. Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze.

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